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Annual roundup of Kalamazoo. This covers a lot of ground, but I'm trying my best to capture the energy of a varied conference with its ensuing convos. #Kzoo2016
by JONATHAN HSY PROLOGUE My annual swag summary of Kalamazoo (click image to embiggen). [May 18, 2016] It has been just about a week since the 2016 International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI (aka #Kzoo201...
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My thoughts on the #InclusiveSyllabus  convo happening over on twitter. I'll be adding some new tweets to the Storify archive as they appear.
by JONATHAN HSY A brief posting for academics who are thinking ahead to the next semester: this week there's been an ongoing conversation on twitter (using the #InclusiveSyllabus hashtag) about how to incorporate a wide ran...
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Via +Suzanne Akbari

As we get ready for BABEL 2015 at Toronto, it's a good time to look back at BABEL 2014 at UCSB: what was awesome, what could be done differently, and -- above all -- what we've learned and how we might continue to evolve. Thanks to +Myra Seaman  for having developed the survey, and to +Chris Piuma  for working on the draft report summarizing the survey results -- now available at the Google Doc link below. In the words of one participant, "Always and forever." See you Off the Books! 
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BABEL 2014 Santa Barbara survey summaryThe Third BABEL Working Group Meeting: Responses This summary is based on a survey created by Myra Seaman; it was primarily written by Chris Piuma and Suzanne Conklin Akbari. The Third Biennial BABEL Working Group Meeting took place at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) from 16...
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Bloggery from Iceland!
Best use of a letter-form in national branding: Viking sword and two axe-blades form the outline of a stylized Þ ("thorn") at the National Museum of Iceland [its name in Icelandic: Þjóðminjasafn Íslands]. Reykjavík, Iceland, ...
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Reviving my long-neglected "Lost in Translation" blog.
Sundial, Smithsonian Castle Garden, August 5, 2012. 1:15 pm. Latin inscription (left on this photo): Aspice, Respice, Prospice  = "Look Around, Look Back, and Look Forward" (or, more loosely translated, "Observe, Reflect, and...
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Check out the first GW MEMSI event for the 2013-2014 academic year -- this talk is also the inaugural GW Digital Humanities Institute lecture!
We would like to inform everyone of the first official GW MEMSI event of the 2013-2014 academic year! This exciting event is co-sponsored by GW MEMSI, the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare program, the Department of English, ...
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My reflections on various conversations unfolding on medievalist social media this week. What lessons can learn from this #FemFog thing, and what proactive steps can we take to change things for the better?
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ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): my idiosyncratic digest of interesting things that happened over the summer. Note the final section (important deadlines and dates for upcoming medievalist events).
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The first in a series of blog posts on ITM about diversity and (medieval) academia. This guest-posting comes to us from Michelle R. Warren.
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This mysterious sculpture is entitled "Antipodes" (Sam Sanborn, 1997) and it stands the garden outside the Hirshhorn Museum. The museum's official online description isn't very informative but it does provide a good image of ...
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Disability, Schizophrenia, Angels: My response to Žižek re: the faux sign interpreter at Mandela's memorial. http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/2013/12/signs-taken-as-wonders-zizek-and.html
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